What is ral color?

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The Ral colour system, is actually a series of systems used to match colours predominantly in paint. This system will assist you when choosing paints for your next home or office project.

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The system originated in Germany in 1927, the German Imperial Commission for Delivery Terms and Quality Assurance approved it. This system established a common language for colour.

Ending Confusion

The aim of the Ral system was to end the mix-ups that can happen when mixing, and matching colours. It established a basic system of four digits to analyse the colours.

The System

The system began with 40 standard colours, it now encompasses over 1,898 colours. Now, the system is actually three systems, Ral effect, Ral Classic and Ral Design.

Different Systems

The Ral systems are different for each series. In the classic system are just broad and general. In the design system each of the three numbers have a scientific basis.

Design Numbers

The first number in the design system numbers stands for the hue of the colour. The second number stands for the lightness. The last number stands for the chroma.

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